News of Murphy’s casting comes as the series recently began production on its second season. The details of Murphy’s character are being kept under wraps.
Murphy is best known for her role as Alexis Rose in the hit comedy series “Schitt’s Creek.” The role won her an Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a comedy in 2020, part of the show’s historic sweep of the comedy categories at the Emmys. Murphy was also recently nominated for a Golden Globe for the show’s final season. She is next set to star in the AMC series “Kevin Can F**k Himself,” in which she plays a sitcom housewife who tries to escape from the confines of her life.
She is repped by Gersh, Mosaic, GGA and 42West.
“Russian Doll” Season 1 dropped in 2019 and was renewed shortly thereafter. The series stars Natasha Lyonne as a New York woman who becomes caught in an endless loop of attending her own birthday party only to die and repeat the night over and over again. The first season also starred Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, Elizabeth Ashley, and Charlie Barnett. Chloë Sevigny, Dascha Polanco, Brendan Sexton III, Rebecca Henderson, Jeremy Bobb, Ritesh Rajan, and Jocelyn Bioh appeared in guest starring roles.
The show was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for its first season, ultimately winning three. Lyonne picked up one of the nominations for best actress in a comedy, while the show itself was nominated for best comedy series.